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Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837) – Three-windowed Cricula

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Cricula Walker, 1855 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Cricula agria Jordan, 1909. India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore: TL). 
Cricula gandhii Naumann & Löffler, 2013. Arunachal Pradesh (Rapum, near Along: TL). 
Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837). India, Nepal, Bhutan. 
Cricula tremula Naumann & Löffler, 2013. Myanmar. 
Cricula andrei Jordan, 1909. India: Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; Bhutan. 

Cricula andrei and Cricula jordani are rather more orange. Best distinguished by dissection and DNA barcoding.
  1. Jordan, K. 1909. On the Species of Cricula (Saturniidae) Novit. zool. 16 (2) : 300-332. Text at
  2. Tikader, A., Vijayan, K. and Saratchandra, B., 2014. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer)(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)-A silk producing wild insect in India. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, pp.22-29. For early stages of Cricula trifenestrata. 

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Sankararaman, H. 2022. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837) – Three-windowed Cricula. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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